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Ethnic Politics and Armed Conflict: A Configurational Analysis of a New Global Data Set
Quantitative scholarship on civil wars has long debated whether ethnic diversity breeds armed conflict. We go beyond this debate and show that highly diverse societies are not more conflict prone.Expand
Why Do Ethnic Groups Rebel?: New Data and Analysis
Much of the quantitative literature on civil wars and ethnic conflict ignores the role of the state or treats it as a mere arena for political competition among ethnic groups. other studies analyzeExpand
Horizontal Inequalities and Ethnonationalist Civil War: A Global Comparison
Contemporary research on civil war has largely dismissed the role of political and economic grievances, focusing instead on opportunities for conflict. However, these strong claims rest onExpand
Politically Relevant Ethnic Groups across Space and Time: Introducing the GeoEPR Dataset 1
This article introduces GeoEPR, a geocoded version of the Ethnic Power Relations (EPR) dataset that charts politically relevant ethnic groups across space and time. We describe the dataset in detail,Expand
Inequality, Grievances, and Civil War
© Lars-Erik Cederman, Kristian Skrede Gleditsch, and Halvard Buhaug 2013. This book argues that political and economic inequalities following group lines generate grievances that in turn can motivateExpand
Modeling the Size of Wars: From Billiard Balls to Sandpiles
  • L. Cederman
  • Sociology
  • American Political Science Review
  • 1 February 2003
Richardson's finding that the severity of interstate wars is power law distributed belongs to the most striking empirical regularities in world politics. This is a regularity in search of a theory.Expand
Square Pegs in Round Holes: Inequalities, Grievances, and Civil War
Much of the recent research on civil war treats explanations rooted in political and economic grievances with considerable suspicion and claims that there is little empirical evidence of anyExpand
Integrating Data on Ethnicity , Geography , and Conflict : The Ethnic Power Relations Dataset Family 1
This paper introduces the new Family of Ethnic Power Relations (EPR) Datasets, version 2014, which is the latest in a series of datasets on ethnicity that have stimulated civil war research in theExpand
Integrating Data on Ethnicity, Geography, and Conflict
This article introduces the new Family of Ethnic Power Relations (EPR) data sets, version 2014, which is the latest in a series of data sets on ethnicity that have stimulated civil war research inExpand
Representing ethnic groups in space: A new dataset
Whether qualitative or quantitative, contemporary civil-war studies have a tendency to over-aggregate empirical evidence. In order to open the black box of the state, it is necessary to pinpoint theExpand